Runaway Bride's Former Groom Now Married

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Atlanta (AP) The man who was set to marry the runaway bride has finally tied the knot, to someone else.

John Mason's father, Claude Mason, tells people magazine his 35-year-old son married Shelley Martin last Saturday in a quiet ceremony at his parents' Duluth, Georgia home.

The elder Mason officiated the ceremony and says he's “very happy” for his son.

In 2005, John Mason's then-fiance Jennifer Wilbanks disappeared just days before their wedding. She turned up a few days later in New Mexico claiming she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

She later admitted the story was a fake.

Wilbanks served two years probation over the episode and performed community service.

Wilbanks and Mason ended their engagement and sued each other. those suits were later dropped.